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Avera Sacred Heart Foundation

The Avera Sacred Heart Foundation provides an opportunity for friends and supporters to share in the health care ministry of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Majestic Bluffs, Avera Yankton Care Center and the Avera Cancer Institute Yankton through charitable gifts.


Memorial gifts: A perfect way to remember a special friend or loved one. Memorial gifts also help to provide for the special needs of people seeking health care in our region. Your gift can help save a life or improve the quality of living for others. Through your support, you will touch the lives of our patients, residents, and their families in a special and meaningful way.

Honor gifts: Celebrate special events and occasions in our lives or the lives of our family and friends. By remembering someone in this way, you not only honor that person, but also support health care services for people in our region. Honor gifts are given in celebration of birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, or as a way to express your thanks for a kind gesture.

Endowment gifts: In the form of true, term, and general endowments help provide continuing long-term resources to meet present and future needs of individuals as we fulfill our health care mission. As you make financial plans for your future, please remember the Avera Sacred Heart Foundation.

Stewardship, Wills and Trusts: Here you will find more than 100 pages of case studies, Biblical worldview, layman’s explanations and more.

Healthcare in Our Community

Foundation Supports Healthcare in our Community

This past year funds were donated back into our community through healthcare related projects such as:

  • Adult Day Services
  • Avera Sacred Heart Cancer Center
  • Avera Sacred Heart Hospice
  • Avera Yankton Care Center
  • Defibrillators for local schools and businesses
  • Dialysis
  • Eden Programs
  • Haiti Mission trips
  • Health related support groups
  • Homemaker Program
  • Majestic Bluffs Chapel and Care Center
  • Scholarships

Upcoming Fundraisers

The Avera Sacred Heart Foundation sponsors several fundraisers throughout the year. Events include:

  • Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale - October 4, 10 am-5 pm
  • Holiday Vendor Fair - November 30, 10 am-4 pm
  • Collective Goods (Books are fun)
  • Roses Just Because - Kicks off every year on February 15.
  • Simply d’Vine - October 19, 2018

Simply d'Vine Speakeasy Banner

A Simply d'Vine evening to raise funds and to inspire hope for patients at the Avera Cancer Institute in Yankton. Purchase tickets or learn more.

Thank you to the 2018 sponsors!

  • Invitation

    Have you heard? We’re planning a Speakeasy Event....a Simply d’Vine way to help patients and families who are fighting cancer. You can help by purchasing tickets today.

  • Silent Auction Basket

    Avera employees have pulled out all the stops! Just one of the great silent auction packages …it’s a speakeasy style Simply d’Vine - October 19th. Reserve your tickets today.

  • Autographed Bucks 2018 Championship Team Basketball

    Auction Packages and Prizes are rolling in……one of the coolest is this Autographed Bucks 2018 Championship Team basketball…only available at live auction…..add to your office or home prized possessions!

Contact the Foundation

Sheila Kuchta
Executive Director

Cindy Lange
Database/Development Assistant

Avera Sacred Heart Foundation
501 Summit
Yankton, SD 57078

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Every gift to the Avera Sacred Heart Foundation furthers our mission to provide the best quality care to patients and their families. You can be part of our healing ministry through your gift.

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Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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